I will be in the same surgical suite where I had my artery catheterization to my heart muscle. Dr. Clay Chappell, a very young doctor did the procedure and I never felt any pain. The team of techs and nurses at St. Mary's Hospital in Athens are the finest any where.
This implant of the pacemaker will require that I spend the night. Yesterday, Greg, my son, told me that he is taking a personal leave day to be with me for this surgery. He is teaching Special Education this year for special needs children.
A significant number of my readers have written and told me they have had this pacemaker surgery. My good friend Stan Oliver of Royston, GA, called and told me that Dr. Shah did his pacemaker.
Retired Missionary Statesman Hobert Howard wrote, "Now to your up coming pacemaker installation, as our Indian people often say “NOT TO WORRY!”. I have had one since Nov. 2013. It was not a problem in installing it and I hardly know that it is there, except to feel it occasionally up near my left shoulder. They do a great job! I can imaging that Dr. Amit Shah (no doubt from the Gujarat in NW India) is not only well qualified, but is very good & meticulous in his work. The Lord is with you. Many of the Lord’s good people are covering you with prayer."
Once again I ask for your prayers. Last Sunday, which was Palm Sunday, I went forward for prayer when our pastor called for those who needed healing to come to the altar. Mary Ann Thrasher came up to my pew, and said, "Come on, Pastor Morgan, we're going to be prayed for." Mary Ann is a remarkable woman and a woman of great faith. She has been battling with cancer for several years. She is a mystery to her doctors, and Mary Ann is not afraid to witness to her faith in Jesus Christ. She is a vital part of the ladies Tuesday morning Bible study and prayer group at our church in Athens, Christian Life Worship Center, where Melvine Morgan, my wife, is the leader of this ladies' group that prays every Tuesday morning together for the needs of our church.]